PCCs from across country united against hate
Earlier today (Thursday 18 Oct), the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from across England and Wales stood side-by-side in a highly visual demonstration of unity against hate crime.
The symbolic moment, in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week, is believed to be a national first. Never before have all the PCCs been asked to support a national campaign in this way. However, the united determination to tackle hate crime has been evident throughout the week. And, together, they have achieved huge results.
The gathering was the brainchild of Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, who leads nationally on Hate Crime for his peers.
After a week in which his #NO2HATE campaign trended across social media the Commissioner said that the energy and sense of achievement was palpable.
He added: “The support my colleagues have given to this campaign throughout the week has been inspiring. The campaign has just got stronger and stronger as the week has gone on, pushing home the message that we all find hatred totally unacceptable. #NO2HATE is unequivocal. And together we have a louder voice. Together, we are stronger.
“Difference is good. Difference is a cause for celebration. I hope that, across the land, a few more people now agree with that view.”
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Posted on Thursday 18th October 2018